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    Explain in terms of momentum conservation how the recoil of a gun arises
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    (Original post by Rauhan)
    Explain in terms of momentum conservation how the recoil of a gun arises
    Visit Newton's laws:

    a) Understand the definition of a force in terms of momentum.

    b) Action and reaction

    c) that the forces involved with two colliding objects are equal and opposite

    d) that the forces act for a given amount of time giving rise to the concept of an impulse

    e) that the impulse experienced is equal to the change in momentum

    f) hence conservation of momentum: that which is lost by one object, is gained by the other.
 
 
 
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